Review: Anything but Broken by Joelle Knox


anything but brokenReviewed by Carrie

I was excited to learn that the writing team of Kit Rocha and Moira Rogers decided to make a foray into contemporary romance under the name Joelle Knox.  The authors use different pennames so readers know what to expect in terms of content.  So, even if Kit Rocha erotica isn’t your thing, a Joelle Knox contemporary new adult might be.

Hannah Casey never intended on returning to the small town of Hurricane Creek but a car accident that claimed her father and left her mother on life support, demanded her presence.  The sad fact is that her parents would only care that she was there for appearance sake; not because there was any love lost.  The entire focus of the Casey family has always been on outward appearances.  While Hannah dutifully followed her parents’ directives, her sister, Cait, bucked all of them.  Hannah was always envious of Cait’s ability to shrug off their contrived family and live her life, until Cait’s reasons came to light and left her dead.  Family secrets that Hannah was compelled to keep and ignore kept Hannah from making any true connections with other people. Now, without friends or a sister or parents to manage her life, Hannah is rudderless and alone. [Read more…]

Series Reading Order: Beyond

This is the reading order for the Beyond series by Kit Rocha:

*Denotes novella

Review: Beyond Possession by Kit Rocha

beyond possessionReviewed by Carrie

Note: Though this novella is meant as a stand alone, I feel that the reader will be missing a great deal of information about the dystopian world it is set in.  However, those who have read at least one of the Beyond books can read the story at any time.

Tatiana Stone learned growing up as the daughter of the ruthless former leader of Sector Four that it’s best to try to be as small as you can.  Those lessons paid off later in life after her father was deposed and Tatiana had to claim a space of her own.  She’s managed to carve out an existence for herself as a sector merchant making soaps, salves and oils, and careful not to take any sides with any unrest.  Complicating matters is her sister’s relationship with a man from her father’s old guard that is currently stirring things up for the O’Kanes. Tatiana is getting burned out from constant vigilance and lonely because of her position, but one man takes away all of her weariness with his weekly visits. [Read more…]

Review: Enigma by Moira Rogers

enigmaReviewed by Jen

I really am such a fan of this series, and this latest installment has to be one of my favorites.  It’s a story of two really screwed up people who have no family and very little faith in the permanence of love. Patrick is still mourning the death of his brother, Ben, and he has a wealth of childhood baggage he is toting around… including the fact he killed his crazy father.  On top of that, his magic is all messed up –and he never really understood it to begin with.  He is a heavily tattooed, motorcycle riding bounty hunter, and people cross the street when he passes by.  He’s an outcast and he knows it. [Read more…]

Review: Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha

beyond jealousyReviewed by Carrie

I’m not going to lie to you all.  I was nervous going into this book because I knew the romance was with Ace, Rachel and Cruz.  While I don’t mind ménage in my erotica, it’s not really my thing.  With that in mind, I will admit that it may have colored the way I saw this book.  Just a quick reminder, that this is the fourth book in the series and that they should be read in order. [Read more…]

Review: Marked by Kit Rocha, Vivian Arend, and Lauren Dane

markedReviewed by Carrie

Ooooh lord, this anthology might set your e-reader (and panties) on fire!  I’ve said before that I don’t care for novellas, but some of my favorite authors have been cranking out some great ones!  Let’s break it down.

Beyond Temptation
by Kit Rocha (Grade: B)

This is set in the dystopian world of Sector Four.  It works ok as a standalone if you haven’t read the other books, but you really should because they are that good.  [Read more…]

Review: Cipher by Moira Rogers

cipherReviewed by Jen

This is the couple we’ve been waiting for… the carrot on the string for several books now. Finally, it’s time for Kat and Andrew to break through the walls between them and get their long awaited HEA!  The story does just that, and while I liked it, I will admit I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the journey.

As the story begins, we find out Kat is researching her mother’s history, looking for clues to her past and information about the powerful psychic gift passed down through the family.  She gets an email offering her more information, but only if she brings along Julio or Andrew for the meet.  [Read more…]

Review: Deadlock by Moira Rogers

deadlockReviewed by Jen

Big things happen in this book. Big. Things.  I am definitely a fan of the Southern Arcana series and this installment entrenched me even deeper into the world. I am more committed than ever. But it wasn’t my favorite installment in the series.  To be clear… It was good, but the romance just didn’t resonate quite as much for me as the last one did.

This is Alec’s story, and honestly, he wasn’t even on my radar for a book of his own –at least, not yet. I can see the attraction, though. He is alpha and grunty, and deep down he is licking his wounds from the murder of his wife.  Ripe for a mended heart, right? [Read more…]

Review: Crossroads by Moira Rogers

crossroadsReviewed by Jen

Southern Arcana, where have you been all my life?  I loved this book.  It was sexy. It was angsty. It was sad… and frustrating… and… I have so many feelings now that it’s over.  This is great PNR.  The romance is emotional and complicated, and the external conflict is compelling and believable as an obstacle to happiness.  I suppose I should back up. [Read more…]

Review: Crux by Moira Rogers

cruxReviewed by Jen

What took me so long to read this series?  I love Moira Rogers’ Bloodhound books so much that I embraced steampunk western! I should have known that shapeshifting, magic wielding, 20-somethings in New Orleans would be a win!  In the interest of full disclosure, I actually did read book 5 in this series, Impulse, and I felt the lack, having jumped into the series so late.  I should have started here, at the beginning! [Read more…]